US President Donald Trump during a campaign rally at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on October 17, 2019. Photo: AP

Trade negotiator who got China into WTO is rooting for Trump’s re-election because ‘Twitterer in Chief’ is easy to read

  • The US president’s daily tweets to 67 million global followers make him ‘easy to read’, said the former trade envoy and point man for China’s WTO negotiations
  • Trump is a transparent and realistic negotiator who is concerned only with material interests such as forcing China to import more American products, on which Beijing is able to compromise, Long said
Topic |   US-China relations

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US President Donald Trump during a campaign rally at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on October 17, 2019. Photo: AP
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Aides set up platforms before a group photo with members of US and Chinese trade negotiation delegations at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing in February. Photo: Reuters

Donald Trump and Xi Jinping may delay trade deal signing until December, at location outside US

  • Locations proposed by White House, including Iowa and Alaska, have been ruled out, and sites in Asia and Europe are being considered instead
  • US stocks slid on news that agreement could be pushed back
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Aides set up platforms before a group photo with members of US and Chinese trade negotiation delegations at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing in February. Photo: Reuters
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